Tag Archives: membership

  1. It’s really hard to pull off being a member of the church while you’re also a pastor, isn’t it?

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    23/04/2018 by Chris Green

    pastor as member

    Yet another high profile ministry crashed, leaving a trail of spiritual wreckage and a plume of non-Christian cynicism.  And the lesson again is the deadly nature of being a lone pastor, an unaccountable pastor, a too-senior-to be-talked to-seriously pastor.

  2. Rick Warren and the 5Ms – gold dust or fool’s gold?

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    15/03/2017 by Chris Green

    Ever since Rick Warren popularised the model in ‘Purpose Driven Church’, there’s been a growing move of churches clustering their life around what are called the ‘5Ms’: Magnification, Membership, Maturity, Ministry, and Mission. The idea is gaining traction, and therefore some push-back, so here’s my angle.

  3. The 10 key elements of a new members session

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    14/02/2014 by Chris Green

    Our church has big front doors, in that lots of people turn up quite unannounced. But we also have big back doors too – people leave, often without being noticed. So I want to make sure that journey is not a short one. I want to slow people down, and introduce them to church. I want to make our front doormat sticky.

From Now On: first steps for new Christians

Launch dayJune 1st, 2018
You can now order 'From Now On from The Good Book Company

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